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of statements coming out of russiaed too. what's the latest we are hearing. >> they have subject the kremlin has been sharply critical, condemning the violence in eastern and southern ukraine. vladmir putin is sending his condolences to the 40 people who died in the southern ukrainian city of odessa in which the building in which they were taking renew jersey and protesting inside was burned down. so a huge tragedy there. it's been greeted with a lot of anger by the pro-russian groups inside ukraine and by the kremlin here as well. also the kremlin saying they're receiving thousands of requests for help from southern and eastern ukraine. that's interesting and important. the russians have said all along, they reserve the right to intervene militarily, if they believe russian interests speakers are at risk. so there is a growing concern that russia could use the army. it's got position to cross the border from you kra into intervene and take areas, further areas of ukraine if it chooses to do so. at the moment, no such order has been given, there has been a telephone conversation between the russ
there they discussed the crisis. >> we're united in our determination to impose costs on russia for actions. as they move to restore order in eastern ukraine, it is obvious to the world these russianbacked groups are not peaceful protesters. they're heavily armed militants who are receiving support from russia. >> our guest is a fellow at the george washington university institute for public diplomacy and global communication. always good to get your perspective. punishing russia, is it going to be financial? is it the president at some point, do you see any indication he's going to be willing to go farther than just financial sanction, waver that may be? >> well, there are limited tools here. putin habs the strongest cards to play in this particular crisis. what happens in ukraine is far more important to russia and to europe than it is, you know, to the united states. the president has been able to inflick some costs on putin. the markets have inflicted some costs on russia. obviously, first and foremost, up to vladimir putin how far this goes. >> you wrote that angela merkel, chancellor
. fredricka. >> nick paton-walsh, thanks so much. this violence comes a few weeks after ukraine and russia and western countries reached a peace deal. now russia says the deal is dead. the spokes man for vladimir putin said the military movement is the last nail in the coffin. matthew chance is joining us from moscow. matthew, it is hard to tell what putin is doing to use the violence to push the deal out the window. what is happening here? >> reporter: actually, within the past few minutes, a statement issued by the foreign ministry which lavrov, the foreign minister said, look, the geneva agreement is the best way of deescalating the situation in eastern ukraine. a phone conversation with kerry and lavrov. he called on the united states to use everything within its power to get the authorities to end the military operations in eastern ukraine. this comes after the terrible deaths that took place in odessa. nearly 40 people killed. pro-russian supporters in a government building inside and torched by a pro-kiev supporters. that is not gone down well. the kremlin condemned the action. the
. max im, good morning to you. odessa has been pro-russia, why are things coming to a head now? is this in response to conflicts elsewhere or have things always been this tense? >> what we see now is two hot spots in ukraine. eastern ukraine with an anti-terrorist operation that is being pursued in the east with an active battle going on on the outskirts of slovyansk. of course, top attention right now is on odessa, with that horrific day yesterday when we saw the deadly clashes. the death toll continues to climb, and right now we know of 46 dead. but a lot of injured people are still being treated in hospitals. >> max im, you mentioned the active battle happening in odessa and the conflicts. where is the conflict headed and what message does it send to other areas of ukraine. >> i think right now russia is trying actively to pursue the scenario to stablilize the situation in eastern ukraine. despite the public talks and statements from russian foreign minister or officials. what we have on the ground is that rush job operators are working there and the main goal is to get the
to offer up his opinions about what he would like the relationship to be between ukraine and russia, and i suspect that there will be a whole lot of ukrainian leaders who will take those views into consideration. they can't be done at the barrel of a gun. it can't be done by sending masked gunmen to occupy buildings. or to intimidate journalists. >> well, joining us now where some of those masked gunmen. arwa damon has more. >> reporter: well, anderson, at this stage it seems that the situation has slightly calmed down. but just a few hours ago the ukrainian forces that were positioning themselves out of the city of slaviansk, that is where they made their push this morning came under attack by pro-russian militants. according to the government at least two ukrainian soldiers were killed. and then of course you have the violence that flared up in what was previously a fairly calm area, odessa in the southern part of the country. clashes breaking out between pro-russian and pro-ukrainian camps. there, at least four people were killed initially. and then a fire broke out in the main administ
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are not peaceful protesters. they are heavily armed militants who are receiving significant support from russia. the russian leadership must know that if it continues to destabilize eastern ukraine and disrupt this month's presidential election, we will move quickly on additional steps. >> that is president obama and german chancellor merkel trying to calm tensions in ukraine, which is now on full military alert. fearing an imminent invasion from russia. moscow has warned any use of ukraine's military against its own people would be a game changer with "catastrophic consequences." that is exactly what the interim ukrainian government did this morning. ukraine's new anti-terror teams used force to take back the eastern town of sloviansk from who they call professional mercenaries. this is the same city where several american journalist from cbs news and buzz feed were detained and thankfully we're released. ukrainian military units now have half that city under their control and the acting president says his goal now is to prevent the unrest from spreading. along the southern coast, nearly three
significant support from russia. >> we'll discuss whether the two leaders with forge a united front in the face of russian aggression and auto renewed violence in ukraine. later, we'll dive into today's headline grabbing jobs report and why good news sounds so much like bad news for the gop. and melissa harris perry, msnbc's own, will be right here with us to discuss the plight of some 200 kidnapped school girls in nigeria. there were protests in new york today near the u.n., and we'll have more on that and what, if anything, the u.s. is doing to help. but we start with that joint news conference in front of the white house rose garden where president obama began with the jobs numbers and a few words on a devastating landslide and in afghanistan. both he and german chancellor angela merkel have tough questions on whether they can reach an agreement on stronger sakes against russia and whether they can bridge the divide between the u.s. and germany on nsa surveillance. president obama also faced a question from the international press about tuesday's botched oklahoma execution. on uk
of the city is, and unclear also what it plans to do next. >>> meanwhile russia has called for an emergency meeting at the un security council. the best hope for ukraine could come from meeting taking place in washington. today angela merkel is making her first visit to the white house since the nsa scandal broke. libby casey has more. ♪ >> reporter: president obama and chancell chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the white house. >> they will say publicly we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine, we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> reporter: the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stopped short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry. trade between the two countries amounted to $100 billion last year. >> we work very closely with russia, we are to some extent even dependant on russian gas, so we're hesitant to put more pressure on russia. >> reporter: since the start of the ukraine crisis, chancellor merkel has spoken more than any other word leader with president putin. >> she right now is
for some time now and one of the most crucial items on the agenda, the crisis in the ukraine. >> for russia, they're saying all hope is lost for a diplomatic deal and calling for a meeting of the u.n. security counsel. that is scheduled for noon today. launched a counterassault to dislodge pro russian separatists. now, ukraine says it's holding four suspects. >> and there are hundreds of u.s. troops now deployed to certain countries in that region on stand by in poland. also, the baltics, so the u.s. is a key interest here and watchful eye on what's going on. let's duoto washington where wolf blitzer and the political team are waiting for this news conference. wolf? >> this is cnn breaking news. >> thanks very much. we are following very important news. we're standing by for a major news conference. we're looking at live pictures from the rose garden just outside the oval office. the president of the united states has been meeting inside with angela merkel. they're about to speak. the president will make an opening statement, followed by angela merkel, then they will open it up to questions
speak about an aggressive russia. we will bring it to you live at noon. >> welcome to "market makers." i'm stephanie ruhle. erik schatzker is out. i'm joined by the well manicured matt miller. cure ifd to get a mani you were going to be on set with me. >> it is friday. jobs day. the headline number is the best it has been in more than two years. payrolls rose by 288,000 in april, far more than estimated. unemployment dropped to its lowest level since before the collapse of lehman brothers. but there is a lot beyond the headlines. i want to bring in michael mckee. you are the man who delivers the real deal. walk us through it. the headlines look great but the market is not excited. >> no champagne. the headline number is good but the details are not as good. that is why we are seeing markets back off from their initial excitement. a a tale of te -- it is tale of two surveys. we are coming back from the weather. the household survey, same measure,, the people were employed. we lost 73,000 jobs in that survey. more than 700,000 people leave the labor force with chuck drives unemployment --
and towns have been falling like dominos. armed separatists supported by russia storming in and taking over. this morning, the u.s.-supported ukrainian military finally saying, enough is enough. it all comes in response to this. the anger level here has exploded. we're seeing petrol bombs, tear tear gas, stun grenades. another angry nob of thousands storming the prosecutor's compound yesterday. riot police so terrified, using their own riot shields to barricade themselves in. the mob stripping them of weapons and armor. and parading the police out in shame, one at a time. and now, with today's new violence, it's the most dangerous escalation next. the next step, an all-out civil war. muhammad lila, abc news, eastern ukraine. >>> the crisis in ukraine, high on president obama's agenda today. he will be meeting with a key european ally at the white house. jon karl is there right now. the meeting with german chancellor angela merkel, tougher sanctions against putin can't work unless she goes along. >> reporter: that's right. angela merkel is seen as the key player here. that's because germany
to discuss tougher sanctions against russia over issues with ukraine. chancellor merkel is viewed as a pivotal figure in the standoff. >>> and a rockford, ohio, teen gives his great-grandmother the gift of a lifetime. austin dennison took his great-grandmother delores to his senior prom because she never got to go when she was in high school. this is great home video. start crying now, savannah. the two slow dancing together while the others looked on. an incredible gesture there. the night started with dinner at bob evans, one of her favorite places to go eat. the two, get this, they were home by 9:00 p.m. >> that's my dream night right there. >> just what her father said. better be home by 9:00. >> what a sweetheart. i just love that. what a great young man. he should be applauded. >> good man. >> not to mention he probably won all the girls after that. total ploy for the girls. >> should we turn to carson for the weather. >> no problem. let's check out the weather. >> exactly. there he goes. >> i don't know where to go. >> we have al roker, he's at churchill downs in louisville
for allies to remain united against russia's defiance of the west. but when the two leaders hold a news conference in two hours we're told the very first question will shift the spotlight to benghazi. and the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate there 19 months ago. it's firing up republicans once again who are outraged by a newly surfaced e-mail from the state department just two months before the presidential election those e-mails suggest that the violence be portrayed as spontaneous and not terrorism that could be blamed on failed policies. cnn's jim acosta has more for you. >> reporter: new e-mails revealed this week by the conservative work judicial watch have sparked republican charges once again of a white house cover-up for what happened at the deadly attack on the u.s u.n benghazi in 2012. >> it's disturbing that documents like these were hidden by the obama administration from congress and the public alike. >> reporter: republicans point to this e-mail used to prep then u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> the best information that we have -- >> reporter: who said in a round
a firsthand account of what's happening in ukraine. >> they are not taking orders from russia. they are not taking orders from ukraine. these are local people with uniforms and guns and they are doing things on their own. so when a deal is struck with ukraine and russia, it has no impact on the ground here. these residents are saying nobody is negotiating with us. so we are just protecting our own state. >> these photos were captured moments before she and her colleagues were detained and blindfolded by pro-russian separatists. lyall plans to stay and continue covering the crisis. >>> time now 6:10. a southern california wildfire burns over 1500 acres. coming up at 6:30, how mother nature is helping firefighters contain the flames. >> okay, everyone! here's a clue for you this morning. what is big and white and looks like it could be in a george lucas movie? "where's roberta?" as the news continues right here on kpix 5. >> sounds like me on a hot day at the beach. we are looking at some big changes coming our way. some heat relief is in sight. we'll talk about that coming up.
's happening here isn't -- they are not taking orders from russia. they are not taking orders from ukraine. these are local residents with uniforms and guns and they are doing things on their own. so when a deal is struck with ukraine and russia, it has no impact on the ground here. these residents are saying, nobody is negotiating with us so we are just protecting our own state. >> well, you tweeted shortly after your release, taken hostage by self-defense forces. what are self-defense forces? >> reporter: that's what they call themselves. they are the guys who are protecting [ indiscernible ] in the [ indiscernible ] region in this part of ukraine and they are the ones who have taken it upon themselves like some of the people in crimea to become the new patrolling force out here and what they say seems to go. >> and what is next for you, erin? are you coming home? are you going back to work? are you going to take a few days off? and where are you right now? >> reporter: we're back in donesk in our hotel. we'll talk about the next stems. we'll stay and cover the referendum in a couple of
-point-two billion in damages. deathsamsung.wants six million from apple. russia and the crisis in hoss ukraine is sure to be a key topic today as president barack obama meets with merkel at the white house today. expect a news conference this afternoon. with the two world leaders likely pushing for unity in trying to change the course putin's policies on ukraine. and the stock market could get a boost today from the government's monthly jobs report. economists are predicting that employers added more than 200-thousand u-s jobs in april. and that the unemployment rate went down as well. we should get those numbers this morning. and we'll pass them on to you later in the show. the world health a global action plan to protect the power of who released its first global report on antimicrobial resistance. the report warns that misuse and overuse of antibiotics could lead to a "post- antibiotic era" -- where common infections that are usually easy to treat can kill. according to who, the increased use of antibiotics in livestock and the failure of patients to take antibiotics as prescribed are turni
they will discuss more economic sanctions on russia but at some point the real question is whether tightening the screws on a major trading partner ceases to be in the interest of the german government. >> joe, a bit of a turn. another problem, really one that's plagued the administration for quite some time now. i want to get your take on. new criticism coming at the administration for their handling on the violence in benghazi, the deadly events in benghazi. this e-mail from ben rhodes that came out, is it really a smoking gun as is being described by republicans or is this just more -- is this politicking as this issue has become a bit of a political football ahead of the midterms? >> well, it's a question of optics, kate. also a question of putting the obama administration back on defense with house republicans exploiting those newly disclosed documents that suggests the white house may have misled the public about the attack in benghazi that killed a u.s. ambassador. this all had quieted down but now sort of brought back into the limelight after the non-profit group judicial watch uncove
highs. >>> we want to talk about what's happening in russia and ukraine because russian president vladimir putin is threatening an oil war that could send energy prices up here in the u.s. and everywhere else. jackie deangelis has that story. >> reporter: that's exactly right. it is that fear and nervousness right now that's keeping crude oil supported at these levels. of course we had had a bearish inventory report yesterday showing that the u.s. market is well supplied but that really didn't have as much of an impact as trades were expecting. now what is it that putin actually said. he told reporters this -- he said we would very much wish not to resort to any measures in response, but i -- and i hope that we don't get to that point. but if something like that continues, we will of course have to think about who is working in the key sectors of the russian economy, including the energy sector, and how. now investors are a little concerned that his comments could be aimed at long-term projects in russia with international oil majors like bp, shell, france's totale and exxon-mobil
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an i on putin. russia's his neighbors are wondering if they will be next. -- wel hear lafayette's will hear from lafayette's prime minister. ♪ country's his neighbors are worried about a spillover. peter, she is looking at the u.s. for support. >> she is here she has been here with a meeting with the vice president among others. counting on the u.s. and nato to provide military support should russia take aim beyond ukraine. one of the countries bordering 100% for natural gas. i asked whether she thinks the crisis will be across her country. class ukraine and russia is not ukraine andr of russia relationships. it is a matter of bad news. it is on acceptable in the 21st century for one country to annex a part of another country. i think the ukraine and russia, an issue that is a concern for the world that concerns lafayette and we are alarmed and concerned about what is i think the ukraine and russiah. country's his neighbors are worried about a spillover. qwest what do you think vladimir putin's and goal is here? class probably that is what he would like to do. i think it is yo
control much of eastern ukraine. and if there's any doubt mr. putin wants to return russia to its cold war grandeur, take a look at what happened at red square today. 100,000 people gathered for a massive may day rally. we haven't seen anything like this since the communist soviet union dissolved. cnn's matthew chance was there. >> reporter: well, the russian authorities say this is not meant to be any kind of soviet revival, but for the first time since 1991, tens of thousands of russians are parading through red square to commemorate may day. now, officially, this has been organized by russia's unions. the people here are students. they're factory workers. they're doctors and teachers. but it comes amid a growing sense of national pride in russia, particularly in the face of international sanctions and the events in yeah crane. ukraine. >> translator: well, maybe the young generation doesn't have the same pride that existed in soviet times, but we're trying to rebuild our traditions. >> reporter: given the tensions between russia and the west at the moment, are you concerned that the cou
free super poligrip. >> senate republicans announce aid bill for sanctions against russia, giving ukraine direct aid, and anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. they insist the bill does not authorize any sort of steps toward definable military action. according to a new nbc news, "wall street journal" poll, half of americans now say the u.s. should actually become less active in world affairs. 47% of respondents said the u.s. should reduce activity in foreign affairs, versus 19% who said we should be more active. 30% say the u.s. is involved at the right amount. reversal since 9/11. 40% wanted for engagement. 14% wanted less. context for the on going fights in ukraine. up next, toronto mayor, rob ford, mayor admitted smoking crack. making new headlines and breaking news tonight. and it feels like your life revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on
republicans announce aid bill for sanctions against russia, giving ukraine direct aid, and anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. they insist the bill does not authorize any sort of steps toward definable military action. according to a new nbc news, "wall street journal" poll, half of americans now say the u.s. should actually become less active in world affairs. 47% of respondents said the u.s. should reduce activity in foreign affairs, versus 19% who she'd we said we should be more active. 30% say the u.s. is involved at the right amount. reversal since 9/11. 40% wanted for engagement. 14% wanted less. context for the on going fights in ukraine. up next, toronto mayor, rob ford, mayor admitted smoking crack. making new headlines and breaking news tonight. [ girl ] my mom, she makes underwater fans that are powered by the moon. ♪ she can print amazing things, right from her computer. [ whirring ] [ train whistle blows ] she makes trains that are friends with trees. ♪ my mom works at ge. ♪ and i'm his mom at the dog park. the kids get trail mix, and here's what you get after a full day o
alert. >> translator: it's not a secret russia's still massing forces on the northern, eastern, southern border of ukrain and they are ready to invade our territory. >> reporter: in a shoaf support to ukrain and nervous u.s. allies in eastern europe, vice president biden announced the president will travel to poland in june. >> what russia needs to know, it cannot, and i believe they do know, have it both ways. if russia wants to benefit from the united states, it has to respect that order and abide by the rules. otherwise, it's going to face growing cost and growing isolation. >> reporter: still, the administration's response has so far underwhelmed republican lawmakers who introduced legislation today to send $100 million of direct military assi assistance to ukrain including anti-tank, anti-aircraft weapons and small arms and vastly expand current economic sanctions to include major banks, energy companies and arms suppliers in russia. >> we're not accusing the administration of doing nothing. we're saying nothing they are doing is in any way a break on putin's behavior and for us to
and eu officials. the hope was that the sanctions would cause russia to start moving backwards. pro-russian separatists causing trouble in another city on the eastern border. you mentioned the interim president talk about how local security forces are largely helpless. he also noted the ukrainian army is on full alert and awaiting the possibility of invasion. we're going the opposite way of de-escalation. unbelievable. so what is the administration doing now? if you're sanctions are not working, what card can you play? a question they hoped they would not have to work on this soon after their latest round of sanctions were announced. we just returned from the asia trip last night. they expected these sanctions to have more bite. there are broader sanctions they are working on. questionuestion -- big is not how this impacts the russian government, but how it impacts u.s. companies. take a listen to what jay carney had to say. >> we expect the numbers to be significant in this period towards the end of open we predicted all along there would be a substantial number of people who when
comfort keepers now to learn more. >>> russia has no connection to the violence in eastern ukraine according to the russian president vladimir putin today. he's blasting financial punishment targeting russian officials and businesses. >> the fact the u.s. came out to the forefront of the settlement of these crisis events shows from the very beginning they were managing this process. now, they just displayed theirself as leader of this proce process. >>> all this coming as they see eastern ukraine and some militants have said they're in fact elite russian troops conducting a secret invasion. >> today, say iing the elite security forces are helpless from keeping the crisis from spreading. you look at the wall and saying the pro russians have taken control of tmore than a dozen towns in eastern ukraine and we marked a few of them in western parts of the country and shown russia has shown no sign it plans to make good on its promise to pull back tens of thousands of troops across ukraine's border indicated by the red line. and analysts say in recent years russia boosted its defense spe
after the speed of russia's an exation caught kiev by surprise. these border guards deployed from their base in central ukraine. half of them are still in training. border crossings throughout have been reinforced with mazz mass i gar kads and sandbags. b r. >> in that direction, the strench extends about 60 miles. ukraine hopes they will be able to avoid a war. perched on a hill top but not visible from the road, a paratroop paratrooper. >> camouflaged is a small group of paratroopers. >> the threat from within ukraine's borders is more immediate and menacing. as we were out filming, kiev lost control of yet another government building, the police doing nothing to stop the prorussians as they smashed windows and declared themselveses the authority. for the people living along the border it was a boundary in name only. now these hills could become one of many front lines. wolf this remains a region divided and those who do try to speak up for unity end up finding themselves in trouble. earlier a man tried to stop a woman from burning the ukrainian flag and no one came to his assis
to project strength. >> right. >> you hear the criticisms with his policy with russia. but at the same time, you know, his, you know, diplomacy first is actually something that suits the needs of americans right now. but it's still not resonating with them. >> all right. howard fineman and corey dade, thank you, gentlemen. >>> straight ahead, developing news. there has been water rescuing going on all day long in florida and alabama. it's 24 hours of historic flooding with and we're going to have the latest. stay with us. why is our arizona-based company relocating manufacturing to upstate new york? i tell people it's for the climate. the conditions in new york state are great for business. new york is ranked #2 in the nation for new private sector job creation. and now it's even better because they've introduced startup new york - dozens of tax-free zones where businesses pay no taxes for ten years. you'll get a warm welcome in the new new york. see if your business qualifies at startupny.com transit fares! as in the 37 billion transit fares we help collect each year. no? oh, right. you're
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and -- violence. it looks like google chairman eric schmidt was right. he won last year that russia was on the path toward china's model of internet censorship. lastly, the russian premises and said the government needs to propose greater control over the world wide web, the web of agencies. the euro rose against the dollar this morning over speculation stimulustrained from netsuite even as data showed inflation in the region is less than what economists forecast. the finance minister said today he does not foresee a strong appreciation but would welcome a softer level for the common currency. he told francine the clock today that there is good reason to think there will be surprise for gdp, on target to achieve a tenths of one percent growth this year. >> i hope we could do better. though i cannot say that more explicitly, i think there are good reasons to think we will have an upside surprise. qwest in another global story, media -- the air lander with a top speed of 100 miles an hour and can carry and operate in the most extreme weather conditions. $350 to army spent develop the
are standing, are sanctions impacting russia or its supporters in eastern ukraine? >> that's a very difficult question to ask. you'd have to say the ultimate intention of these sanctions is to prevent a russian invasion of eastern ukraine and if that invasion does not happen, was it due to the sanctioners not. i suspect we might be arguing about that for months or years to come, but as rewards the conduct of pro russian groups in the east, they don't seem deterred at all, quite the contrary. they seem more emboldened on each day, going very much on the offensive, they are on the front, sanctions or not. >> barnaby phillips for us in donetsk in eastern you a crane, thank you. >> parliamentary elections, first time they have headed to the polls since the u.s. pulled out in 2011. there are reports of attacks outside the capitol. we are at a polling side in baghdad. how has the turnout been so far where you are? >> this polling station in central baghdad, they are voting just through those doors, has about 3,500 registered voters, about 1,000 people have turned up so far. now what an independent
," russia suggests new way for u.s. to reach its space station. a trampoline. russian deputy prime minister there saying that u.s. sanctions against russia will boomerang, especially since nasa currently depends on russian rockets for transportation to the space station. >>> some other stories we're watching. new documents reveal why an italian court decided to find amanda knox guilty for a second time over the 2007 death of her roommate. the court alleges knox and her roommate fought over money the night of the murder, and the nature of the victim's wounds indicate multiple attackers. >>> it was a big day for our nbc news colleagues in los angeles. our bureau officially part of the brokaw news center. it's dedicated to longtime nbc veteran tom brokaw who started in l.a. as a local anchor back in 1965. >>> and a dead and rotting whale we show you here could soon explode. >> horrible. >> on a canadian island. why is it horrible? >> the poor whale. >> i know, that's true. it's one of nine, they believe, that were killed in an incident. the community is rushing to find a way to get rid of it b
. >>> basketball responds to the life ban given to l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. . >> russia accused the west of revising cold war tactics after new sanctions were imposed over the ukrainian crisis. 15 more people were added to the list of russian officials, facing asset freedss and travel -- friezes and travel bands. >> the chief of the international monetary funds megs to moscow says russia's economy is falling into recession. antonio says the country experienced two quarters of negative growth which is likely to continue. he had sanctions against russia over the ukrainian crisis. to further damage the economy. >> let's spoke to the correspondent. it's a bleak picture painted by the i.m.f. >> it certainly is. the i.m.f. chief in moscow said, as you explained, he believes russia's economy is in recession because there has been two quarters of negative growth. the prediction for this year was 1.3% growth, they are saying the economy will grow by 0.2%. i think that's a worrying statistic for many economists. further to that the i.m.f. mission chief says that there'll be $100 billion i
russia. beyond education, how do you get people to trust this thing in the way that sovereign countries have not? a leading engineering institution, m.i.t. is the king of practicality. that is part of the spearman. seeing what real-world applications we can build that people will end up trusting. >> such as? >> there is a number of things we can do that would be very important. for example, you could build a decentralized kick starter for crowd funding. you could build a micro-payment solution which would be approved for news media in terms of online newspapers. having a solution for their content. >> i'm curious, have any professors at m.i.t. torn you to shreds on this? do they look at the theory of bitcoin and forget about the efficiency and say the bitcoin club has got it wrong? say that most professors are pretty excited ingut this project and see where it goes. there are plenty professors who have questions about it. most of the questions tend to come from the economic side. people understand the code and technical aspect of bitcoin and a pretty enthusiastic about it. >> jeremy and
come in from russia over the next period of time. >> that's, i mean, something people look at. they look at energy is what jack welch was talking about yesterday, you think finance is going to be an area of strong growth? >> i think finance is at the root of everything that happens. so i think it has top. the economy will be good. i think it has to be good. i think energy, when you see a pipeline thing that makes sense, put it off until after an election. >> is this on purpose? i wasn't listening. now you say that. isn't that just. >> it doesn't make any sense. i mean, then you have to wait until the next election and the next election. >> every two years, unfortunately. >> the stuff is going to go some place else. it's obviously a safer way to transport that kind of oil. why not become an exporter of it? >> we talk about this often on camera before. who did you support, two elections ago for president? >> oh, boy. >> you supported barak obama. you didn't the last time around, why? >> pardon me? >> why? >> i didn't think he did a good job. >> the thing that bothers you the mos
of explaining what the u.s. interest is in the area. >> speaking of russia, its deputy prime minister responded to sanctions that the u.s. should suggest reaching space by a trampoline. it's not funny when you consider nasa is dependent on astronauts to get to space. is this gop chess game about to get pretty ugly? >> well, yes and no. the russian official who said it is one who was sanctioned by the government. and where we tried to free the fortunes of different russians to pressure russia you know in the wake of the ukraine situation. so, i don't know if it will backfire as much as this russian hoax, but it certainly shows that the sanctions are hitting a nerve. >> all right, lynn sweet. as always, thanks for joining us. >>> coming up, bill karins and richard lui are back for our "first buzz" and we're talking about prince harry's new found freedom. >>> and there she blows. or that's the song that new sweden residents are worried about. stick around. we'll explain. okay ladies, whenever you're ready. thank you. thank you. i got this. oh, no, i'll get it! let me get it. uh-uh-uh. i don't want
.s. officials say every day there is growing evidence that russia is putting together the unrest, even as russian officials want to repeatedly deny it. >> they want to assert that the people moving in military formation to take over buildings and then bring the local separatists in to occupy the building while they move on to another building, they assert that these people are merely local activists. as we have made clear, those kinds of claims are absurd. they defy any common sense. >> with moscow continuing to brush off american and european economic sanctions, republican and democratic lawmakers continue to urge stronger action. including accepting repeated requests from ukrainian leaders for lethal military aid. in washington today, i asked senator john mccain what that support would look like. >> you send weapons now. what kind of weapons specifically? >> look, they don't even have body armor or night vision capability. if it is all they're asking for weapons, i would give them aenlt anti-armor weapons, as well and set up a long-term assistance program. it is a morale thing with t
officials and experts from the u.s., western europe, russia and japan kerry had this to say about our closest ally in the middle east. >> a unitary state winds up earth being an apartheid state with second-class citizens or it ends up acstate that destroys the capacity of israel to be a state. >> kerry said he wishes he chose a different word. his attempt to back track a little too little too late. calls for his resignation have now begun. >> it's my belief secretary kerry has proven himself unsuitable for the position he holds. and, therefore, before any further harm is done to our national security interests, and to our critical alliance with the nation of israel, that john kerry should offer president obama his resignation. and the president should accept it. >> i think cruz is right. this is beyond something requiring an apology. i think this is a resigning type statement. >> with reaction author, columnist, ann coulter. he blamed israel when, during the peace negotiations when they wouldn't recognize israel's simple right to exist. >> right. no, i mean, obviously the word aparthe
. >>> and this was bound to happen in light of the new economic sanctions on russia, russia's deputy prime minister suggested the u.s. use a trampoline to get our astronauts to the international space station. this is dicey territory because right now nasa has no other way of getting american astronauts into space, aside from the russians the americans take off and land these days on the soyuz spacecraft and have to live with and get along with russian cosmonauts. and in very close quarters. >>> back in this country the supreme court took up the hot issue of privacy. specifically can police acting without a warrant search through the cell phones of people they arrest? as you watch this next report ask yourself what may be on your phone that you might not want the wider world to see. our report tonight from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: what's on your cell phone? more than 90% of americans have them. nearly two-thirds smartphones. >> things that i don't even want to say on camera it's that sensitive. >> reporter: with 13 million people arrested every year most for minor offe
sanctions against russia, but they have not flown across eastern ukraine. more than a pro russian pargeterprotesters storm headqus armed with baseball bats. barnaby phillips with the late latest. >> reporter: the pro-russian crowd swept into the government building unopposed. despite widespread rumors that the takeover was imminent, the police did nothing. they did refuse to hand their weapons over. then chi they were escorted awa. pro-russian groups want to hold a referendum in early may, but in order for that vote to be credible they need a large enough area under their authority. that is what is driving them on at the moment. but how fair would such a vote be? roman runs a news website in don estk. we'll go to his office. he's taking down the name plaque and staff who are too afraid to come here after a group of masked men came with baseball bats who said they should report more favorbly on the people's republic of donestk. >> i have one colleague who has received death threats. he has fled to kiev. >> reporter: some of those opposed to russia say they have enough. this video a
security person is here. >> a few hours ago. the security council met to discuss militants. >> russia nairing back with penalties. russian president vladimir putin warned russia may block western participation in the multi billion dollar energy center. the war of words matched more and more by violence on the ground. this, say u.s. officials is not what deescalation looks like. ups of pro russian protesters, seizing yet another ukrainian government building in the east. local riot police tried and failed to diffuse the standoff. u.s. officials say every day there is growing evidence that russia is orchestrating the unrest even as russian officials repeatedly deny it. >> they somehow want to assert that these people moving in disciplined military formation to take over buildings and then bring the local separatists in to occupy the building while they move on to another building. they assert that these people are merely local activists. as we have made clear, those kinds of claims are absurd. they defy any common sense. >> with moscow continuing to brush off american and european econo
russia, today europe is following suit but nothing so far as stopped scenes like this in donetsk where pro-russian militants attacked a pro-kiev unity rally. more today from my exclusive interview with treasury secretary jack lew. >> these are very important sanctions. they are sanctions that will get their attention. >> war of words. secretary of state john kerry backtracks about using the a word apartheid to describe a future israeli state if the palestinians don't become a separate nation but admitting he chose the wrong word hasn't quieted his loudest critics. >> before any further harm is do to our national security interest and critical alliance with israel that john kerry should offer president obama his resignation. >> judgment day, what will be the cost for clippers owner donald sterling after making racist comments? we'll find out this afternoon. >> if nothing happened you can boycott in the offseason, not just the clippers b s but the w league has to. if he's not thrown out, you have to do something. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. we're facing another day o
today. hundreds of pro-russian separatists storming the building today. meanwhile russia is criticizing the sanctions imposed by the u.s. and eu, but the west says those sanctions are needed because russia is destabilizing ukraine. the white house contains to maintain there will be no military involvement on the part of the u.s. >> typically criticism of our foreign policy has been directed at the failure to use military force. and the question i think i would have is why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force after we have just gone through a decade of war at enormous costs to our troops and to our budget. >> meanwhile the mayor of kharkiv now being treated at a hospital in high fa, israel. he was shot in the back. officials say he is currently in a medically induced coma. >>> secretary of state john kerry saying he has hoped for a deal in peace talks today, but both sides remain bitterly divided. nick schifrin is in jers lem, and the u.s. is saying this is just a pause, but are we actually seeing the end of any line? >> well, as you know, it's never really the end of t
kind of exogenous event, could be something as simple as russia ukraine becoming more difficult. >> okay. >> don't know. something out of the ordinary. >> i wondered if you were going to say growth is disappointing and perhaps won't get the growth the market assumed. if you look at what's happening in the market you have strong rotation. we've spoken many times about the high flying tech stocks, biotech, social media, that have lost a huge amount of value but you see weakness in housing. in financials. economically sensitive areas, the utility index is pushing up towards an all-time high. what do you do with that rotation? do you follow through? >> well, we look at the individual companies and their own valuations. so we think that some of the high flyers, which have come down, are still at fairly lofty valuations and hard to justify. we contrast that with other old technology dinosaurs like microsoft, cisco, hewlett-packard, where their actual results have been quite good and their valuations are very attractive. so we wouldn't necessarily look at the rotation in a kind of a se
sanctions against russia, an investigation into corruption gets under way. the opulent home filled with suits of armor. there was a golf course on the outside. dozens of antique cars and a massive riverboat and more. >> reporter: when ukraine comes to terms with the troubled economy and asks where did all of the money go? here is part of the answer. the president's own vodka. >> today the u.s. attorney general will participate in a forum in britain to help identify, trace and recover proceeds of corruption stolen by the former ukrainian regime. an interesting exercise since the guy who used to live in that palace is now protected in russia. matthew chance joins us from washington. what are the russians saying about this? >> reporter: there's been no official reaction of course to this. you're right the ousted former president of ukraine does indeed live somewhere in the moscow region. you know what? i think many russians see this exercise, however valiant it is, as being something of double standards. yes, okay. it may be worthy to look for the stolen assets of this regime but will
. in 2010, north korea shelled a south korean island, leaving four dead. >> russia's biggest trading partner announcing bigger sanctions because of the ukraine crisis, e.u. saying there are tarts. the u.s. imposed sanctions against seven top russian officials linked to russian president vladimir putin. the u.s. saying it will freeze their assets and ban them from obtaining american visas. in ukraine, the division between those in favor of russia and those for a united ukraine are getting deeper. ukraine's parliament meeting in kiev over ongoing tensions in the eastern cities. we are in donetsk, ukraine. what is the reaction on the streets? do they think sanctions will change the reality on the ground? >> at the moment, there is not much reaction. i think it's irrelevant to what this region is going through at the moment. you won't see direct impact and many people don't understand what sanctions mean and how will it change what's happening here. yesterday with all impunity, gunman, the usual ones with their faces covered seized another local building. then there was these riots here in the c
the money. president obama returns from asia, and he puts the financial screws to russia. >>> plus, one step closer to the self-driving car. backlash growing for the father who pushed his kid too far. and a big honor for nbc's own tom brokaw. it's tuesday, april 29th. "early today" starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. communities in the south are on high alert again today. a devastating storm that has killed at least 27 over the past two days threatens a one-two punch on hardest hit alabama and mississippi. areas like tupelo, mississippi, were a part of 16 counties reporting tornado damage, says emergency management there. they won't know the lives lost until later this morning. constance lambert returned to her tornado-ravaged home, thankful to find her dog alive after one twister. the same storm system killed at least 16 people in arkansas, oklahoma and iowa sunday. nbc's sarah dallof is in bessemer. >> reporter: it has been a long night, long morning for our emergency crews here who are still on the scene. now that the sun is coming up, they're able to get their first good
page. here scarlet fu. >> our top front-page story, a new round of sanctions on russia. still targeted sanctions. it is putin's inner circle who has to do with it. june in the u.s. protesting russia's actions in ukraine. the u.s. but seven people and 17 comments on the list. the white house says it does not expect immediate change of russian policy toward ukraine. so the plan is to steadily ratchet up sanctions that would cause more pain for russia over time. me rephrase that, it sounds like more pain for individuals in russia who are close to mr. putin. very targeted. >> a broad sectors of the economy still spared for now. >> the banks did not get touched. >> which, i believe, was effectively a german request. they did not want that. >> second front-page story, a follow-on to the almost $100 million -- $100 billion megadeal. pfizer making the offer for astrazeneca. a u-turn from the strategy of less is more, and another angle is pfizer could save billions of dollars in taxes because the u.k. created incentives for drug makers to increase research and capital investment. >> adam, you h
is adding sanctions against 15 people no connection with russia's actions with ukraine. they include vladimir putin. russia is criticizing the move as well as sanctions from the u.s. they're vowing a painful response. the u.s. targeted seven officials. >>> today vice president biden will unveil a plan to combat the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses. it would require colleges to survey students for a better sense of how often assaults take place and provide a checklist for schools to re-examine sexual misconduct policies. the white house is launching a new website notalone.gov to publish enforcement data. those are your headlines at quarter past the hour. >>> let's take a break. when we come back on "new day," a piece of puzzle revealed for flight 370. the last radio communication between the cockpit and the control tower finally played to the families. we're going to get reactions this fr them and analysis from our team of experts. >>> nba just hours from announcing possibly repercussions for the l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. can his team be taken away from him?
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